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Re: [Sks-devel] terminating

From: Anakin-Marc Zaeger
Subject: Re: [Sks-devel] terminating
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 15:55:38 -0700
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Just out of curiosity, what effect, if any, would said Austrian
legislation have on those of us with keyservers in countries other than
Austria?  While the law itself is domestic in nature (I doubt that
Austria or any other country would be able to enforce their laws in a
foreign sovereign nation), are there any international treaties which
this issue may fall under?  Second point, has this individual who is
demanding their public key be removed from the database been informed
that perhaps if there is a legitimate reason for the key to be removed
(such as compromised public key) that it would in most cases be best to
leave the key available and submit a revocation so that it is known that
the key is no longer valid?  Final point, and I just had to bring this
up...  Streisand Effect.  The more somebody demands an item be removed
from a public forum, the more said item gets circulated.

Blessed Be, and Faith Manages,

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On 9/7/10 3:12 PM, David Shaw wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2010, at 5:04 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 10:40:40PM +0200, Johan van Selst wrote:
>>> That makes perfect sense. But still, there is nothing preventing this
>>> user (or anyone else) from harassing other keyserver maintainers and
>>> demanding key removal everywhere. It would be a real shame if all
>>> keyservers in the western world had to shut down for legal reasons.
>> Given the ability for arbitrary people to attach arbitrary pictures to
>> arbitrary keys, I think the ability to remove packets from the database
>> is a feature that keyservers are going to have to grow.
>> Let's face it, there are images which are illegal to distribute in
>> basically every jurisdiction.
> Basically, yes.
> I must confess I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet (at least in a visible 
> fashion - who knows what happened un-noticed).  The danger has been talked 
> about a few times over the years.
> I suspect if it happened, the quickest fix would be to simply discard any 
> photo IDs, along with their signatures.  A more delicate fix would take 
> longer.
> David
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